How to grow Costus barbatus

Costus barbatus grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Costus also known as Spiral gingers, Costus barbatus perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant plant can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green with some variegate varieties in color green with white, leaves shape elliptic and grow in rosette structure.

Costus barbatus flower

Flower fragrant color yellow grows inside bracts.

Bracts color can be: red hive shape.

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How to grow Costus barbatus growing and care:

Warm climate all year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
In order to get the same as the mother plant yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems

Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m, 40-100 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full shape

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Can bloom most of the year mostly in summer to autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flower the color yellow flowers grow inside bracts, bracts color red and the shape is hive shape.

Scientific name:

Costus barbatus

How to grow Costus barbatus

Costus barbatus plant

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Costus barbatus flower

Costus barbatus plant care

Costus barbatus

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